Looking to Foster?

Foster Application


What is a foster?

A foster provides a temporary home for an animal in our rescue while they are awaiting adoption. The foster feeds and shelters the animal, working on socialization and other care the animal needs.

We are always in need of fosters to help our shelter dogs get readjusted to life outside the shelter.

If the following description sounds like you, we'd love for you to apply!

Why should I foster?

Whether you’re helping a dog gain confidence or manners, or a cat feel love again or even bottle feed a kitten, thanks to your care and attention, fostering gives you the opportunity to single-handedly change an animal’s life for the better.

Shelter2Rescue’s foster program is always in need of temporary housing for the dogs and cats out of our rural shelters we work with.

What kinds of animals need fostering?

Shelter2Rescue foster dogs and cats only. Many of them aren't quite ready for adoption, including orphaned or very young kittens and animals recuperating from illness, injury or medical procedures. Some cats and dogs simply need an attentive foster caregiver to help socialize them so they'll become more confident and trusting. Some foster animals require special medical attention, including medicated baths, physical therapy, daily medication or other medical care. Most animals simply benefit from a structured home environment where certain behaviors can be monitored and modified through consistent training and positive reinforcement. Each year, the Shelter2Rescue welcomes many baby kittens born during the feline breeding season, or "kitten season," which extends from spring to fall. Many of these kittens are too young to be made available for adoption, and we need your help to provide them with a safe place to grow and play. Fostering kittens helps them develop and thrive in a home environment as they prepare for adoption. Kitten foster periods typically range from two to six weeks.

What requirements are necessary for fostering? Do I need any special training?

Our Foster team will be there to support you and your foster along the way to a forever home.

Our goal is to match potential foster caregivers to the needs of the Shelter2Rescue Foster Program. We welcome seasoned and new foster caregivers who are interested in helping any or all of the following:

How long does fostering last and will it cost anything?

Foster time periods typically range anywhere from two weeks to several months, depending on the animal's needs. Shelter2Rescue can assist you with food for your foster if you need help. We cover all of the animal's medical expenses, including medication. We have a network of veterinaries, and supplies for this. You need only provide your home, attention and love for your foster animals!

This sounds great. How do I get started?

Click on the button below to fill out the Foster Application

Foster Application